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    Why did Vikings have 'Allah' embroidered into funeral clothes?

    Researchers in Sweden have found Arabic characters woven into burial costumes from Viking boat graves. The discovery raises new questions about the influence of Islam in Scandinavia, writes journalist Tharik Hussain.
    They were kept in storage for more than 100 years, dismissed as typical examples of Viking Age funeral clothes.
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    Perhaps that was someone's name?

    Pete (thinks those are pretty basic syllables)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plezercruz View Post
    Perhaps that was someone's name?

    Pete (thinks those are pretty basic syllables)
    They are written in ancient Arabic.
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    Maybe they thought the characters were pretty? I understand that they were largely illiterate until Christianity took hold in the region.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jared View Post
    Maybe they thought the characters were pretty? I understand that they were largely illiterate until Christianity took hold in the region.
    Traditionally, the lion's share of religious worshippers have been illiterate. Even in the United States, slaves were highly religious, but almost all illiterate.

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    Illiterate or illiterate to Latin?

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